|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2011|
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Dalhousie University is partnered with ACES Stewardship Association and sends all electronics to ACES.
ACES is a not-for-profit association representing brand owners, manufacturers, retailers and other stakeholders who are committed to collecting and recycling electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. ACES is responsible for all aspects of regulated Electronics Recycling Programs approved by each jurisdiction.
As an industry-led non-profit organization, ACES enable businesses and consumers to recycle their electronics responsibly and,
Industry stewards to achieve regulatory compliance.
To be recognized throughout Atlantic Canada as the leading provider of environmentally sound, socially responsible management practices for end-of-life electronic products.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
We collect all e-waste; hard drives get crushed first and then material is dropped off at provincially approved and regulated electronics enviro depots (ACES).
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Throughout various locations on campus, Dalhousie has implemented drop off boxes for student's to get rid of their cell phones and printer ink cartridges. These get emptied and transported to ACES on a regular basis.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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